AFE030   Powerline Communications Analog Front-End

Functional Diagram


The AFE030 is a low-cost, integrated, powerline communications (PLC) analog front-end (AFE) device that is capable of capacitive- or transformer-coupled connections to the powerline while under the control of a digital signal processor (DSP) or microcontroller.

It is ideal for driving low-impedance lines that require up to 1.0 A into reactive loads.

The integrated receiver is able to detect signals down to 20 µVRMS and is capable of a wide range of gain options to adapt to varying input signal conditions. This monolithic integrated circuit provides high reliability in demanding powerline communications applications.

The AFE030 transmit power amplifier operates from a single supply in the range of 7 V to 26 V.